Category Archives for "FaithSoaring Churches"

Insight 007: FaithSoaring Churches Have a Deep Commitment to Missional Engagement

Congregations who transform understand the highest priority is the mission of God and not the mission of their congregational survival. They understand the greatest value is being received by those to whom we are sent, rather than an over focus on themselves. They realize they must see beyond themselves to those who need the unconditional […]

Insight 006: FaithSoaring Churches Have a Deep Commitment to Disciplemaking

Congregations cannot transform with shallow Christians or overly churched culture Christians who are stuck in place with their spiritual formation. Congregations cannot transform with church members who believe they have arrived in their spiritual journey and do not need to continue their spiritual formation as disciples. Congregations can only transform with church members who believe […]

Insight 005: FaithSoaring Churches Increase the Expectations of People Connected with Their Congregation

Many congregations who need to transform are afraid of losing members, and thus lower expectations of members so they will not feel any pressure to leave. Others push the commitment button and say if members are faithful they will attend more and give more money. Both approaches are wrong. What works is the belief that […]

Insight 004: FaithSoaring Churches Have Leaders Who Know Their Own Mission in Life

Congregations who are on a successful and significant transformation journey need leader who are clear about their own journey. If congregational leaders are not passionate about their own sense of mission, purpose, core values, and vision, they will have a difficult task to help a congregation realize and experience these. Here are key questions to […]

Insight 003: FaithSoaring Churches Have Leaders Who Love Continual Innovation

Transforming congregations increasingly takes a commitment to continual innovation and excellence. Good enough is never good enough in congregations desiring to transform. Continual innovation is not about changing the core commitments to the Christian faith or the core values of a congregation. It is about discovering new methodologies that effectively communicate with people connecting with […]

Insight 002: FaithSoaring Churches Have Leaders Who Never Stop Learning

God’s world is a dynamic world. Transitions and changes are continual. New discoveries happen hourly. Knowledge increases at exponential speed. Paradigms shift before we become accustomed to familiar realities. A bias in favor of learning is essential for leaders. Congregational leaders who proclaim they know enough soon discover the leading edge of ministry is moving […]

FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics

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What are the key characteristics of FaithSoaring Churches? Probably there is no perfect set of characteristics. Yet certain key characteristics emerge from my observation of multiple FaithSoaring Churches. No two congregations will have the exact same set of characteristics or formula. Each congregation is unique. Will FaithSoaring Churches have all the characteristics presented here? Not necessarily. Here is one set of […]

Not Necessarily FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics

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Another set of characteristics exists which I call, ”Not NecessarilyFaithSoaring Church Characteristics”. (See article on FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics that preceded this article.) They more clearly define who can be considered a FaithSoaringChurch. Already you may be typecasting or stereotyping who these congregations may be. You are probably wrong at some points and right at others. Keep reading to discover […]

More Examples of FaithSoaring Churches

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Lake Avenue This “Urban Gospel” congregation composed primarily of African-Americans is pursuing a journey that may well lead to Lake Avenue becoming a FaithSoaring Church. It was not founded as an African-American congregation. It was founded by Anglo-American families in the mid-1950s in the suburban area of a large city. Towards the end of its first generation […]

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